Author

Nabi Zaher

Year

2019

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

School of Management, Operations and Marketing

Abstract

Traditional views of organisations often presume that organisations ought to be stable entities, and lack of stability shows the failure of organisational management. Research studies that are influenced by such views feel that they should provide a justification for any changes that they identify in an organising context. At the same time, there is a burgeoning body of research that, drawing on process philosophers, such as Whitehead, Mead, Bergson and Rescher, investigates the affordance of process views for organisation studies. For this stream of research, the presumption is that all things are in a state of flux and becoming, and change is the default explanation for an organisation’s becoming. However, despite their significant contributions to the field, process studies of organisation are nascent, providing much room for further investigation.

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